The instant success and first-of-its-kind podcast Food 4 Thot* will debut their second season on December 10, 2017, after a much-anticipated wait from its global audience and highly dedicated following on social media. This season will also be distributed in partnership with INTO, Grindr’s newly-minted digital lifestyle magazine for the global LGBTQ community, and will now take the big step of being weekly instead of biweekly. This media partnership is the first of its kind in the queer media world. INTO and Food 4 Thot are doing things differently by joining forces to continue a shared mission of diversifying LGBT representation with intellectual rigor to the current administration.
Self-described as “like NPR, on poppers,” this independently distributed roundtable discussion podcast quickly became the indie darling of the podcasting world hit #19 on iTunes within its first month, beating heavy hitters like Malcolm Gladwell and Lena Dunham on the podcasting charts, and garnering press from places like Vice, Vulture, AV Club, and The New Yorker. Its audience is vast, gaining listenership in places where it’s illegal to be queer, like Australia, China, Uganda, and Saudi Arabia.
“Working with INTO is a thot-crossover come true. It’s such a relief to work with a brand that shares the same value sets in sex-positivity, multiplicity of perspective in the queer community, thought-provoking queer content, resistance, and incorporation of trans and nonbinary voices,” says co-host Fran Tirado. “We have a lot of surprises in store, and we’re positively stoked.”
“Over at INTO we have all been great fans of Food 4 Thot since the premiere episode for its fab hosts, hot topics and exemplary writing,” said INTO Editor-in-Chief, Zach Stafford. “This partnership is an example of INTO’s openness to partnering with the broader LGBT media community to bring only the best in queer writing, information and culture to our readers.
The hosts are Tommy “Teebs” Pico, critically acclaimed indigenous American poet and author, writer and MacDowell Fellow Dennis Norris II, scientist-memoirist Joseph Osmundson, and Fran Tirado, Executive Editor at Hello Mr.
The trailer for Season 2 of Food 4 Thot is available on iTunes, and their website. Keep in touch with the Thots on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, or subscribe to the newsletter at the bottom of their website.
What people are saying about Food 4 Thot:
“Four diverse queer men who have made it a point to focus on the intersection of race and queerness” -Vice
“The absorbing new podcast focused on gay life from an intersectional perspective” -AV Club
“One of the most fun conversational podcasts to come along in awhile” -Nicholas Quah, Vulture
“Some much-needed colorful queer perspective to the world of panel-style podcasts.” -OUT
ABOUT FOOD 4 THOT
Food 4 Thot is a critically acclaimed queer talk show podcast about sex, relationships, race, and reading, “Like NPR, on poppers.” It is co-hosted by four queer writers from different racial backgrounds. (Tommy “Teebs” Pico, indigenous American poet and author, MacDowell Fellow Dennis Norris II, scientist-memoirist Joseph Osmundson, and Fran Tirado, Executive Editor at Hello Mr.) With press from places like Vice, Vulture, AV Club, and The New Yorker, they gained instant success and a global audience, hitting #19 on iTunes’ podcast charts within their first month.
For more information, go to food4thotpodcast.com or follow them on Twitter @food4thotpod.
Founded in 2017, INTO is a new digital lifestyle magazine for the global LGBTQ community providing a unique collection of articles, videos, photography, and more. The publication aims to be a window into the modern world by sharing stories and moments that expand perspectives, ignite meaningful conversations, and foster greater connections between who we are and who we aspire to be. Vice President of Marketing Peter Sloterdyk has brought Zach Stafford, a former Editor at Large at OUT Magazine and journalist at The Guardian, to Los Angeles to be the Editor in Chief of INTO. The publication is available online only at INTOmore.com.
With over 3 million daily active users in every country in the world, Grindr is the largest LGBTQ mobile social network. Since its launch in 2009, Grindr has grown to become a fundamental part of users’ daily lives globally. The company continues to expand their ecosystem to enable all users to connect to the world around them. Through INTO, a digital content channel for and by the LGBTQ community, various events, and experiential opportunities, Grindr is helping users engage across the spectrum.
Headquartered in West Hollywood, California, Grindr is powered by a team of over 100 employees. A Certified Transgender-Inclusive Business, Grindr encompasses a diverse and passionate family of makers, innovators, leaders, and most importantly, doers. Grindr employees are fueled by an endless curiosity, an ability to embrace change, a respectful and collaborative work environment, and a knack for crossing every finish line.
Grindr is proud to have been recognized by Fast Company as one of the ten “Most Innovative Social Media Companies in 2016” and by Forbes as a “model for corporate social responsibility.”
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